Physics and Disarmament
Physics has played a central role in the creation of nuclear bombs and is still an important factor
in the qualitative arms race. On the other hand physics can also be used for disarmament. We work
in two research fields:
1. Co-operative verification of disarmament and peace agreements by automatic sensor systems using
acoustic, seismic and magnetic signals;
2. Military technology assessment and preventive arms control.
The work started in 1988 as the Bochum Verification Project (BVP) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and is now
continued at Technische Universität Dortmund.